Neonatal Staff Nurse

London (Central), London (Greater)
£30000 - £35000 per annum
28 Jul 2014
04 Aug 2014
Rebecca Garrie
Job Type
About Facility and Benefits: Internationally renowned for clinical excellence, this is the only independent hospital in the UK entirely dedicated to women and children. Their inpatient and outpatient specialties reflect this, providing clinical expertise in Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Women`s Health. This hospital is the only fully private maternity hospital in the UK. The hospital provides for both consultant-led and midwifery-led deliveries, having an 18 bedded ward and 6 cot neonatal unit to facilitate this. Alongside this there is a 12 bedded Gynecology and Women`s Health in-patient ward. The hospital also has a large outpatient department for all areas of its clinical expertise, to facilitate continuous care or simpler procedures. The Neonatal Unit consists of 6 cots, 3 of which are Intensive Care and 3 Special Care. The unit serves the maternity department which carries out approximately 2,000 deliveries a year with women attending for delivery from throughout the UK and abroad. The caseload ranges from premature infants, infants with congenital and surgical diagnosis to infants requiring short term nursing support. Job Description: To assess, plan, deliver and implement a high standard of nursing care whilst responding to individual needs. To promote and enhance patient focused care by assessing areas of risk in relation to patient safety and implementing initiatives to improve patient experience. Duties and Responsibilities: -Ensure appropriate and timely referral of children requiring the services of external agencies, including social services and child protection advisors -To provide nursing advice to support and facilitate high quality, individualised care to newborns and their families without supervision, in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team. -Work with the unit sister in the management of the clinical area. This will involve dealing with complex situations and having to take appropriate action in emergency or unforeseen situations. -As a member of the nursing team, ensure high standards of nursing care are met and maintained -Ensures holistic family centred care is provided to all users of the service -To work with the unit Sister to nursing team to support the delivery of key agenda items such as the Clinical Services Framework for Excellence, Integrated Governance Strategy and “All of Us” principles -Under the supervision of the Neonatal Matron and unit sister, assist in ensuring the safety of care within the Neonatal Unit and the risk management process by actively participating in clinical risk and quality issues, including the reporting and management of clinical incidents. Skills & Experience: -Demonstrable knowledge and post registration experience -NMC Registration with valid RGN / RM / RN (Child). -First level degree or diploma in neonatal practice (QIS) -ENB 405 / R23 / A99 -Evidence of on-going professional development. -Basic Adult and Newborn Life Support -Knowledge of clinical governance and evidence of experience with audits -Teaching and mentoring experience is desirable About the Individual: The successful candidate will be motivated by continuously updating their knowledge, caring but assertive, able to lead and use one`s own initiative, flexible, able to work to pressure, punctual with good time management and have an awareness and understanding of cross cultural needs. They will be seeing patients with high levels of acuity and will be able to communicate with them with tact, diplomacy and sensitivity, whilst remaining professional. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information on 0207 861 8950 ext 1553 or email